tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, sweet banana blends well with the wheat apparent in the aroma with mild spiciness. Opaque milky yellow body with a strong and lasting, fine bubbled, dense, white head that laces. Strong, full-on banana flavour up front with fresh wheat and light clove spiciness. Creamy smooth texture to the medium light body with carbonation that is perhaps just a bit low for the style. Sampled at GABF 2005.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vast creamy and rocky white head lasts forever over the murky, almost muddy golden veil. A tremendous yeast showdown, offering the doughiest flavours that belong on nothing but a pie, yet phenolic enough to be soapy and bandagey, cloves in abundance. On the other side of the spectrum, the malt sweetness is also important, vaguely reminding of honey, cotton candy. Huge bubble gum component, fluffy medium body. Oily texture, enough tartness to keep everyone happy. A splashy hefeweizen that showcases sheer yeast power.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma is banana, clove, citrus fruit, allspice, a bit of corriander. Flavor is lemons, citrusy and spicey, "wheaty" body. (think the cereal). Smooth finish. Nice brew.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, honey, herbs, light coriander
Appearance: murky yellow, small white head
Flavor: light wheat, egg whites, spices, and little citrus
Palate: light, creamy, and fluffy
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
09.30.05 GABF An almost syrupy appearance, this stuff is thick, opaque, and generally attractive beneath a thick white head. Luscious aromas of wheaty fruits, peaches, lemongrass, and touches of spice. Mouthfeel is light and effy, despite it’s thick appearance, but it’s plenty coating and there’s a crispness about it that pleases. This would be nice with pub fare. Pretty sweet, but with enough background and finishing tart acidity to keep you coming back. Not at all cloying.
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and perfumy throughout the nose. Very fresh, fruity and full on the senses. Nose of bananas, pears, fruit cocktail, and some hearty wheat. Smooth aqnd rich, sticky and coating the mouth with a sweet, husky wheat and rye flavor. Sweet and hearty is the key here, making this one a very good hefeweizen indeed, even though it’s too much on the sweet side.
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005: Hazy straw hue with a nice big frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has a heavy banana, clove, and lemongrass esters along with wheaty notes. The taste start with a nice fresh weizen character with lots of fruity elements and subdued spice and wheat for depth. The palate is crisp and lively, very refreshing bier. Mikey likey, one the better American-made hefeweizens I have tried.
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005. Very cloudy light yellow with a medium-sized white head. Big ripened banana aroma, rounded out by spicy cloves. Aroma follows through to the flavor quite nicely, with over ripened bananas and full, yeasty notes taking over. Very delicate carbonation. Quite good.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Ginger Man Austin. Thick creamy white head on a pale golden body. Aroma is very yeasty and has loads of bananas and tropical fruit. Taste was of sharp wheat, citrus, typical hefe flavors. These typical hefe flavors are so well done and come across on a smooth mouthfeel. Some may say I’m biased because I’m from Texas, so what, maybe I am. This ruled.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005. Awww yea! Awesome aroma, citrus, corriander, candy. Big white head, pale cloudy yellow body. Earthy, wheaty taste with a smattering of citurs. Nice bitter and clean finish. This certainly lived up to my expectations.